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The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market Cookbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Impeccable Produce Plus 130 Seasonal Recipes Paperback – February 23, 2006
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What I do like about the book is that it is divided into seasons, and then organized by key ingredient. For each ingredient, there are tips for selecting and storing. Nice photos throughout. I would just like more actual recipes, especially for main dishes.
Bottom line: you might find a few gems in here, but you have to make a point of using this book and making the time for it if you want to get much mileage from it. As for taking advantage of local produce, I've found that the America's Test Kitchen books and magazines, plus a few great cookbooks (Louise Pickford's "Fast & Fresh," a healthy Indian cookbook, etc.) get me into the farmer's market or produce aisle a lot more often than this one does.
Peggy Knickerbocker has done an excellent job at researching seasonal foods and the San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market! She is a food and travel writer that has written for Gourmet, Food & Wine, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times and Saveur.
Christopher Hirsheimer is a photographer whose work has appeared in Saveur, as well as cookbooks written by Lidia Bastianich, Rick Bayless, Julia Child and Jacques Pepin.
California is a state bursting with flavor. In such a large state, virtually anything can grow there. Kiwifruits, rice, wine, olives, tomatoes, corn, strawberries and much more! The influx of other cultures help infuse their produce and culinary contributions.
Excellent recipes in this book are: Avocado and Grapefruit Salad with Frisee, Fried Zucchini Blossoms, Shaved Raw Asparagus with Lemon Vinaigrette and Roasted Halibut with Braised Artichokes and Potatoes.
This entire book reminds me of my previous life in California where food never tasted fresher. Where ingredients are fresh, recipes are simple, yet the result was sophisticated and intoxicating.
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Lots of good recipes, particularly for fruits and vegetables, plus information on how to choose, store, prepare and use a wide range of fruits and veg. Read morePublished on December 28, 2013 by Anne Mills
Our family loves recipes from this cookbook. Everyone can find at least one "favorite". The book includes fresh ideas for items that can be found in our local farmer's market as... Read morePublished on January 15, 2011 by Ael
"The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market Cookbook" was written by folks that frequent the farmer's market at San Francisco's Ferry Building. Read morePublished on April 11, 2010 by PrimoReads